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Measuring and Validating the Scale of Entrepreneurial Orientation:A Confirmatory Factor Analysis Approach


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1 GIMS, Gunupur, Odisha, India
2 GIMS, Gandhi Group of Institutions, Gunupur, Odisha, India
     

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The prime goal of the study is to understand the concept of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) of the technical institutions in Odisha. Further, this study tries to measure and validate the scale of EO developed by Miller, Covin, & Slevin (1989). Data from 397 respondents, who are basically the employees of the technical institutions, are collected to test the convergent and discriminant validity of the scale. In order to develop a measurement model, an exploratory factor analysis, followed by a confirmatory factor analysis, is deployed. The scale is found to have strong construct validity and the measurement model of the three underlying constructs – innovativeness, proactiveness and risk-taking developed by Miller, Covin, & Slevin (1989) – shows a good model fit.

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Entrepreneurial Orientation, Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses, Scale Validation.
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Authors

Subhasish Das
GIMS, Gunupur, Odisha, India
Mahendra Kumar Sahu
GIMS, Gandhi Group of Institutions, Gunupur, Odisha, India

Abstract


The prime goal of the study is to understand the concept of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) of the technical institutions in Odisha. Further, this study tries to measure and validate the scale of EO developed by Miller, Covin, & Slevin (1989). Data from 397 respondents, who are basically the employees of the technical institutions, are collected to test the convergent and discriminant validity of the scale. In order to develop a measurement model, an exploratory factor analysis, followed by a confirmatory factor analysis, is deployed. The scale is found to have strong construct validity and the measurement model of the three underlying constructs – innovativeness, proactiveness and risk-taking developed by Miller, Covin, & Slevin (1989) – shows a good model fit.

Keywords


Entrepreneurial Orientation, Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses, Scale Validation.

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